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Afghanistan Food Security Outlook July to December 2014

Grain harvest above-average for third consecutive year


  • The wheat harvest concluded in most of Afghanistan. Farmers and observers report higher production than last year. High elevation areas will harvest through September depending on elevation. For the second crops, planted area is mostly normal, and the crops are developing normally.

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Central Asia Food Security Outlook July 2014

Third consecutive year of above-average grain harvests in Afghanistan and Tajikistan

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  • The wheat harvest concluded in most of Afghanistan. Farmers and observers report higher production than last year. High elevation areas will harvest through September depending on elevation. For the second crops, planted area is mostly normal, and the crops are developing normally.

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Over 400 houses affected by rains and flooding in two areas in Khartoum

Khartoum, July 30 (SUNA)- Over four hundreds houses, including 250 in Salaha area and 150 in Ombada, have been affected by the current floods and rains that hit the national capital Khartoum.

Engineer Malik Bashir, the Head of the Emergency chamber set by the Governor of the state to monitor the situation, said a field tour to affected areas in Kharoum by the senior officials headed by the Governor himself, have shown that all state organs are operating at their maximum to face any eventualilty.

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Respuesta del PMA a inundaciones en paraguay beneficia a más de 32,000 personas

ASUNCIÓN –El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) inició una operación de respuesta para asistir a 32,210 personas –más de 6,442 familias que fueron gravemente afectadas por las inundaciones—bajo dos innovadoras modalidades: cupones para canjear por alimentos y dinero en efectivo para comprar alimentos.

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Pune landslide: Hopes of finding survivors fade, 41 bodies pulled out

Times of India

PUNE: Hopes of finding new survivors trapped under Pune's massive landslide appeared to fade on Thursday, 24 hours after the tragedy struck. Forty-one bodies have been pulled out from the debris so far. The landslide trapped around 160 people under mud and rocks.

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Paraguay - Floods (ECHO Daily Flash 31 July 2014)

About 88 205 people remain displaced in the capital Asuncion due to the floods caused by the Paraguay river 2 months ago. The number of affected population countrywide has decreased from 245 000 to 220 000.

Displaced population is settled in 120 precarious settlements in streets and squares; wood and roofing material has been provided by authorities.

The SEN (national emergency secretariat) also informed that they are working on a “humanitarian maintenance phase of affected families” by providing assistance.

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Plan Patujú invirtió Bs 16,1 millones en rehabilitación agrícola

La Paz, 30 jul (ABI).- El viceministro de Desarrollo Rural, Víctor Hugo Vásquez, informó el miércoles que en el marco del Plan "Patujú" hasta la fecha se invirtió el 70% (16.100.000) de 23 millones de bolivianos, que fueron destinados a la rehabilitación agrícola y ganadera de las regiones afectadas por las lluvias.

"Ya hemos ejecutado por lo menos el 70 por ciento de 23 millones de bolivianos que se han invertido en la entrega de semillas e insumos a las regiones afectadas", indicó.

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Supporting women's health in typhoon ravaged areas

Over six hundred health facilities were destroyed because of typhoon Yolanda. Now, eight months after the devastation, the World Health Organization, the Philippine Department of Health, and other local and international health partners are relentlessly working to rehabilitate these facilities.

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Birthing Centre Reopens after Yolanda

Eight months after Typhoon Yolanda, the Government of Japan and the United Nations Population Fund completed the repair and handed over to the local government of Palo, Leyte one of the birthing facilities damaged during the typhoon last November.

A day before the ceremonial handover, 26-year-old Amelia Sozalo became the first mother to give birth at the UP SHS Health Centre and Palo Maternity House after its renovation. The baby boy, named Bob Ramiel, weighed 3.1 kilos at birth on July 1.

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 30.07.2014


Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was vigorous over East Rajasthan and active over West Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat Region, Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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UNICEF’s unconditional cash grants to benefit Pantawid Pamilya families in E. Visayas

MANILA, 30 July 2014—The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), will extend financial assistance to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Eastern Samar who were worst affected by super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

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OCD-CAR intensifies DRRM –CCA trainings and advocacy in LGUs

By: Carlito Dar

BAGUIO CITY, July 31 (PIA) - - In ensuring disaster-resilient communities and aiming for zero casualties during this rainy season, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD – CAR) continues to intensify its support for the conduct of Disaster Risk reduction and Management and Climate Change Adaptation (DRRM – CCA) training and advocacy in the region.

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Beas in spate, Kullu administration removes temporary structures

Times of India

TNN | Jul 31, 2014, 04.38 AM IST

MANALI: With moderate but continuous spells of rain causing water levels in Beas river and its tributaries rise, the district administration has started removing temporary structures built close to the rivers, while residents of villages settled by the river banks are having sleepless nights.

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Khartoum declares high state of alert, closes schools due to heavy rains

Sudan Tribune

July 30, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - Khartoum state has declared high state of alert following heavy rains which hit the Sudanese capital on Wednesday.

Dozens of families in the west of Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman were seen carrying their belongings after their homes were destroyed by rain which amounted to 43 mm. Floods have also destroyed homes in villages and areas south of Omdurman.

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Three planes carrying 48 tonnes of humanitarian, health and shelter materials arrived in Khartoum

Khartoum, July 30 (SUNA)- Three Qatari planes carrying relief materials to flood victims in Sudan, arrived to Khartoum Wednesday, in implementation of the directives of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Another shipment of relief material will arrive to Khartoum on Thursday within the context of the same Qatari humanitarian relief assistance to flood victims in Sudan.

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Sudan’s capital paralysed by torrents, floods

Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM / EL GEZIRA(30 Jul.) - Torrential rains and ensuing floods paralysed daily life in large parts of Sudan’s capital of Khartoum on Wednesday.

The heavy rainfall on Wednesday that continued from 1am until two pm, led to the destruction of hundreds of homes.

The Governor of Khartoum State issued a “maximum alert”, as weather forecasts warn for a continuation of the rains for another two weeks. Schools are officially closed until 10 August.

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Situation Report -1: Landslide and Flood in Maharashtra

Sphere India

A. Pune Landslide: Situation Report

A massive landslide occured in Malin village in Ambegaon tehsil of Pune, as heavy downpour loosened earth and dislodged rocks and boulders. Heavy rain has continued to lash the region over the past four days and heavy rain lashed in the past 24 hours over the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Number of causalities reported: 20 (the exact number of causalities is not known as the rescue operation is going on and likely to increase)

Number of people rescued alive till noon: 2

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One dead, homes evacuated after heavy rain in American Samoa

A teenage girl has died and homes have been evacuated under the threat of landslides following a day of severe weather in America Samoa.

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